Tag: advice

January 21, 2018

The best advice my grandmother gave me

My mom sent me a photo of my great grandmother today. She’s 109 years old. She lives in a nursing home in a somewhat rural area of South Korea. The last time I saw her was in 2011. Before that, the last time I had seen her was when I was about 3 years old. During those 16 ish years that I hadn’t seen my…

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July 7, 2017

Deepen your relationship in 10 ways

My rare specimen (my boyfriend) and I had a wonderful extended fourth of July weekend in Desert Hot Springs this past weekend. I came back SO relaxed and filled with so much love. Before I went, I was in a bit of a funk and wasn’t much fun to be around but the trip helped put everything in perspective and reaffirmed the relationship we have…

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January 31, 2017

What I did for Lunar New Year 2017

My idea of a perfect weekend is good food, good company/conversation, good rest, some nature and if possible, no or less technology…. This past weekend for Lunar New Year was exactly that. I went to Arcadia to spend the weekend with my friend Rowena to feed my soul and stomach! I put in video form what the weekend consisted of. Vlogging is not very natural to…

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October 22, 2016

What I would tell my college self

When I look at this picture, I think to myself: “I look different, but the same.” When I think about the person I am today, versus the one in the photo, I know for a fact that I am so much more confident and happier than I was back then. It’s crazy to think how much has changed in just a few years because I…

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October 12, 2016

The kind of Magic I believe in

Not sure if you saw the Cinderella Live Action movie that came out in 2015, but there’s this quote that still plays in my head to this day. Cinderella’s mother says it to her before she passes: “I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage, and be kind. Ella, you have more kindness in your…

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September 21, 2016

How to heal from a break-up

I started off this week feeling like I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I went into work feeling positive and excited to dive in, rather than dreading it. It’s been over a month since my break-up and today was the first time I felt emotionally free of the heavy heart that comes with a separation. Now that I’m clear from the mind-funk I was in for…

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January 7, 2016

The Rare Specimen Vocabulary

I love words. I love vocabulary. I always have since I was younger (spelling bees and the reading section on the SAT were actually fun for me). I like learning the etymology of words and understanding the definitions. Lately I’ve been making up my own words, because sometimes there just aren’t words that already exist to describe new and incredible things/feelings. Since having my Rare Specimen (significant…

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December 29, 2015

Best Writing Advice

I wrote my 4th post on Quora! The question was: What is the best writing advice you have received? Read my answer here I’m shocked at how many views and followers I’ve already gotten on the platform. In just one month since I have started I’m at 128K views and 86 followers! Not that numbers really drive me, but it does feel quite amazing to have…

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May 24, 2015

When did it all change for you?

Sometimes it’s as if streetart is speaking to me. Take this photo for example. I took it while wandering the streets of the Arts District in Los Angeles (when I was there in April). I found it interesting at the time but I didn’t think too much of it until I came back to NY from LA. As I slowly phased out of vacation mode…. everything seemed to make sense….

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April 11, 2015

Re-try

If a webpage doesn’t load, we hit the “try again” button until it loads. Why not hit that same “try again” button if something doesn’t work, in life?